impossibleThis morning I was reading Jeremiah’s prayer beginning in Jeremiah 32:17 – “Ah Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for You.”

That doesn’t mean God WILL do everything I want Him to, but He CAN do anything. I may look at a situation as impossible, but nothing is impossible for God.

I was convicted this morning as I thought about this. When I find myself in a seemingly impossible situation, I sometimes assume it’s too big for God too. But it’s not. He may choose to handle it differently than I would desire, but nothing is too difficult for Him.

Are you struggling to believe that God is bigger than something in your life? Are there things you’re not even asking God to do because you doubt He will (or can) do it?

I wrote in my journal a list of things I had to admit that I had stopped praying for because I didn’t think God was going to do anything about it. And then I wrote down things I felt were “impossible” apart from God’s hand intervening; things that are beyond my ability that only God can do. And I began praying for those things.

I know God CAN do all of them, but they may not be His will, and I have to trust that His plan is perfect, even when it’s not according to my desire. My part is to pray and ask, with pure motives and in faith, believing that God can do anything and then trust Him with the result.

I realize how much I put God in a box, not even bothering to ask Him to do something because it seems impossible or too big. But when I do see God answer and work in impossible situations, it brings me to my knees in praise and thanksgiving and awe of just how powerful our God is.

Is there something you’ve stopped praying for because you think it’s impossible? Why not take it to the Lord now? Acknowledge that nothing’s impossible for Him, and trust Him for the result.

“Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever.” – Ephesians 3:20-21